In the recent mandate issued by the Government Of India, the deadline of linking your Aadhaar Card with your Pan card deadline is set forth is March 31, 2021. If you fail to link your Aadhaar Card before the deadline, your PAN will become invalid. Additionally, as per the Finance Amendment Bill, 2021, failure to link an Aadhaar card will attract a penalty worth Rs. 1,000/- INR (Indian Rupees).
Why Pan card and Aadhaar card linking is required?
Actually, Section 139AA, Income Tax Act stresses the fact that every person who is entitled to acquire an Aadhaar Card shall on or after the 1st of July, 2017 is required to mention in the PAN card application form, also at the time of Income-tax return. No Aadhaar Card – In case the applicant does not have an Aadhaar card, click the link here to understand the process of applying for an Aadhaar card?
To avoid the last-minute rush and the programs’ deadline already pushed on many occasions, it is very unlikely the programs will receive any further extension.
How to you link Pan card and Aadhaar Card online through step by step process here: –
Step 1. Go to this link https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home
Step 2. You need to enter your PAN and Aadhaar card (as shown in the image below – red text)
Step 3. Enter your name exactly the name imprinted on your Aadhaar Card (as shown in the image below – red text).
Step 4. Tick the box (if applicable) next to the line that says “I have only year of birth in Aadhaar card”
Step 5. Tick the box that says “I agree to validate my Aadhaar details with UIDAI” (as shown in the image below – red text).
Step 6. Write down the code shown in captcha as it is (as shown in the image below – red text).
Step 7. Finally, click on the green color button (encircled in red).
Step 8. A message will pop up confirming your PAN is linked in the Aadhaar number. In case your PAN card and Aadhaar card have already been linked a message will show on your screen confirming the same.
Note: For the visually impaired people, there is a special facility of using OTP instead of CAPTCHA code, the OTP will then be sent on registered mobile number.
How to link PAN card and Aadhaar card via SMS
Steps to follow to link PAN and Aadhaar card
Step 1: Please create a new SMS.
Step 2: Enter the message in the following format i.e. UIDPAN (12 Digit Aadhar) (10 Digit PAN) number.
Step 3: Then you need to send the message from your registered mobile number to either 567678 or 56161.
How to check if, PAN card and Aadhaar card is linked?
Please follow the steps to check the Aadhaar link status
1. Here’s the link to visit as a first step: – https://www1.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-FilingGS/Services/AadhaarPreloginStatus.html
2. Enter your PAN Card number
3. Enter your Aadhar Card number
4. Click on “view link Aadhaar status”.
5. Your link status would reflect on the next screen.